Sanitary Pads Keep Ugandan Girls in School

Aug 22, 2013

Girl Rising Premier in Uganda at Kasiisi Project School, New Project Director and Promotional Video

Girl Rising Film at Kigarama School
Girl Rising Film at Kigarama School


The summer months always brings lots of fun and creative volunteers to the Kasiisi Project in Uganda. This year the Kasiisi Project was visited by Rich Lehrer of the Brookwood School in Massachusetts. Mr. Lehrer, Sven Holch and the Brookwood School were kind enough to pay the licensing fee to show GIRL RISING to our students in Uganda. This was the Ugandan permier of the film. Girl Rising, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins and produced by 10x10,  has been showing in US cinemas and, “celebrates the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world”. The film was shown at four Kasiisi Project Schools in Uganda and generated many excellent discussions and positive feedback from teachers and students. The Kasiiis Project plans to join Brookwood School  in participating in International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2013.


We are delighted to announce that Dr. Emily Otali has been appointed as Kasiisi Project Field Director starting in September of 2014. Emily, who is currently Field Director for the Kibale Chimpanzee Project, has been deeply involved with the Kasiisi Project for many years. She is a member of the Board of Directors of our Ugandan partner the Kibale Forest Schools Program and currently serves as Chair of the Scholarship, Finance and Guesthouse committees. Emily will continue to have a part-time appointment with the Kibale Chimpanzee Project KCP strengthening our relationship with forest research and conservation.


Thanks to Ronan Donovan we have a great new brief introduction to the Kasiisi Project. Please see our linked promotional piece at: 

Girl Rising Film at Rweterra School
Girl Rising Film at Rweterra School
Girl Rising Film Viewing
Girl Rising Film Viewing
Headmistress and Emily Otali
Headmistress and Emily Otali
Emily Otali new project director
Emily Otali new project director



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Caroline Riss

Cambridge, MA United States

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